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Fifteen Years Of Prague

I have visited the Czech capital on eight occasions. After my first brief visit in ’92 I fell in love with the place in a sad to be leaving couldn’t wait to get back kind of way. 976 more words

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Pictures of the Old World (1972, Dusan Hanák)

I recently happened upon a neologism that elegantly described a feeling that often sweeps through me on a day-to-day basis. It’s called sonder and the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines it as: 404 more words

England's Qualifying Campaigns - Euro '76: Staying in the Wilderness

England are currently preparing for Euro 2016, having qualified with ease for the finals. But 40 years ago the final stages of the European Championship took place without them, England having failed to progress beyond their qualifying group. 2,293 more words


SLOVAKIA: an Entrust travelogue

Entrust’s Ester Kriskova counsels couples, families and women, facilitates women’s Bible studies and trainings, speaks at national women’s gatherings here and in neighboring Czech Republic. Her late husband, Tomas, one of Entrust’s early students, was a key leader in the Slovak church. 213 more words


Hampden Park (Pt 1)

My first visit to Hampden was in May 1970 for the Junior Cup Final: Penicuik Athletic 1 Blantyre Vics 1, with the crowd given as 19500. 580 more words


Looting and Decapitation through the Ages

You may even have heard of one Giovanni Battista Belzoni, the gigantic offspring of a Paduan barber, an enterprising lad who dodged Napoleon’s draft by emigrating to England.  1,269 more words